Pages

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Signs & Symbols



I'm no Handy Manny. I'll be the first to admit that. I leave it to my husband to handle all things that require fixing. As far as car maintenance, I can do the very basics. I can put gas in the tank. I know how to check my tire pressure and put air in the tires, if needed. I know the basic concept of changing a tire, although I've never physically done it before. I also know signs and signals.
photo courtesy of carservicetips.com
                      
oil change/low oil. Something to do with the oil that needs to be taken care of.
"Honey, I think there's something wrong with the car's oil"

photo courtesy of shutterstock.com

I better get some gas or I wonder how far I can go before the car stops running.

photo courtesy of myspaceantics.com



Somone's pissed off at me.
"Right back at you!"

photo courtesy of safecar.gov

But what in the world is this? 

Yeah, that explanation point in the middle of a cauldron. Does it mean somethings cooking and I better remember to remove it from my fire pit?

It's obviously something important because the manufacturer decided to use an "!" In other words, I better do something about this problem. If I only knew what the car was trying to tell me.

It turns out one of my tires had a small hole that was causing my tire pressure to fall. In other words, the symbol above is telling me I have a flat tire?

Really? There wasn't something they could have used to make it a little more obvious. 


3 comments:

  1. Ha! I was about to tell you that one because I actually knew it from my own car!

    I'm totally with you though - worst symbol ever!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am so with you on that one...what a useless symbol. And it induces panic because you don't know what it is!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Actually, that's how my spare tire looks. Even right down to the exclamation mark.

    ReplyDelete